Brian Kewley, an Australian artist, has been painting for more than fifty years. He started painting at eighteen, when he was a first year law student at Melbourne University. See http://unimelb.edu.au/alumni/profiles/kewleyb.html
From the first time he took a sketchbook and some watercolours to the Dandenong Ranges, there was no doubt in his mind that he would be a painter. Since then, he has painted continuously, combining his life as an artist with a successful legal career.
Brian Kewley paints vigorous oils, gouaches and enamels, and is well known for his colourful panoramic paintings, mainly landscapes and seascapes. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and overseas, painting and sketching in each place.
He has had 28 solo exhibitions in Australia, mostly in Melbourne, but also in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra. In December 2006, his paintings of Malta and Gozo were exhibited at the Palazzo Parisio in Valletta.
Together with his wife, Gretchen, Brian Kewley has a small vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne, where he makes his own wine, and where he has his main studio. Port Phillip Bay, Westernport Bay and Bass Strait have provided a wealth of painting material, and a book entitled Bays and Beaches (Macmillan, 2007) (see below for purchase details) reproduces more than 100 works of the favourite places he has painted there over the years. ‘In all these bays and beaches paintings, I tried to capture the light, the movement and the dazzle.’
To purchase Bays and Beaches please email Palgrave Macmillan - firstname.lastname@example.org
See Book review by Robyn Lewis, VisitVineyards - http://www.visitvineyards.com/victoria/mornington-peninsula/tours/books-guides-travel/wine-food-travel-book-reviews/book-review-bays-and-beaches-brian-kewley